Only the privileged class in Pakistan has benefited from the fruits of freedom. The poor are still deprived of their basic rights
London: 13th August 2012
Founder and Leader of Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) Mr Altaf Hussain has felicitated Pakistanis living throughout the world on the occasion of the 65th Independence Day. He said that the real objectives of the creation of Pakistan could not be achieved unless all the ethnic, linguistic, cultural and religious entities were given their legitimate rights.
Mr Hussain said that it had been 65 years since the independence of the country but unfortunately, the fruits of freedom had been confined to the privileged class, including the feudal lords, waderas and chieftains. The poor and downtrodden people of Pakistan were still tied in the chains of gross injustices and unmitigated oppressions. The poor people were still deprived of their rights.
Mr Hussain said that the concept of a Pakistani nationhood could not take root due to persistent injustices to various ethnic and linguistic entities and subjecting them to discrimination. The founder of Pakistan the Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah had declared complete freedom and equal rights for the followers of all of the religions in Pakistan but the sense of insecurity was growing in the religious minorities in Pakistan as they were never given equal rights.
Mr Hussain said that it was necessary to give equal rights to all ethnic and linguistic entities for making Pakistan strong. Religious minorities should be considered as Pakistanis of equal stature and their protection should be given to their places of worship.
Mr Hussain said that a just and equitable system should be established in Pakistan and no one should be discriminated against because of any reason. This would not only strengthen Pakistan but help in raising the concept of a Pakistani nation.
Mr Hussain asked the people to struggle for making Pakistan a truly independent country and realizing the dreams of the founder of the country.
ALTAF HUSSAIN THANKS DR ABDUL QADEER KHAN FOR COMING TO ATTEND KKF PROGRAMME
Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan offers his services for Nazeer Hussain University
London: 13th August 2012
Founder and Leader of Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) Mr Altaf Hussain telephoned Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan and thanked him for coming to attend the annual Assistance Programme of the Khidmat-e-Khalq Foundation. Mr Hussain praised the services of Dr AQ Khan for the country and hailed him as a national asset. Dr AQ Khan praised the welfare activities of the KKF and said that helping the poor and needy people was a positive work.
Dr AQ Khan also admired the establishment of Nazeer Hussain University under the SUN, another charitable wing of the MQM, and offered his services for the University for disseminating knowledge in the students. Mr Hussain thanked Dr AQ Khan for offering his valuable services for the university.
DR ABDUL QADEER KHAN VISITS NINE ZERO
Karachi: 13th August 2012
Renowned nuclear scientist Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan visited the MQM Head Office Nine Zero and held meeting with the deputy conveners of the Co-ordination Committee Dr Farooq Sattar and Senator Mrs Nasreen Jalil. Current political situation in the country with particular reference to Karachi and other issues were discussed during the meeting. The meeting continues in a pleasant environment for over one hour.
Members of the Co-ordination Committee Mr Tariq Mir, Mr Shoaib Bukhari, Mr Kunwar Khalid Yunus, Mr Raza Haroon, Dr Sagheer Ahmed, Mr Kunwar Naveed Jamil, Federal Minister for Ports and Shipping Mr Babar Khan Ghouri, Mr Haider Abbas Rizvi, provincial Minister Mr Rauf Siddiqui, and MNA Dr Abdul Qadir Khanzada were also present on the occasion.
Dr AQ Khan said that Mr Hussain had been raising his voice on a number of issues facing the country including the situation in Karachi but the government cared little for what he said.
Speaking on the occasion Dr Sattar said the mandate of Karachi was with the MQM and the MQM would continue to play its due role regarding peace in the city. Earlier when Dr AQ Khan arrived at Nine Zero, he was warmly welcomed by the deputy conveners and members of the Co-ordination Committee.